Google Friend Connect Question. Plus Stuff.

Don’t forget I have a contest going for Maria Lima’s Blood Lines series. Click the link and enter!


Some of you have joined Google Friend Connect on this site. And I thank you. This week, they rolled out a bunch of new features, some of which are especially interesting to self-hosted sites like this one. The most interesting new feature is the ability to send a newsletter. This makes me take more than a casual interest in Friend Connect, because I’ve long thought about adding a monthly newsletter to my site, even when I blogged at Fantasy Debut. It would contain, at the very least, tidbits of all the debuts released during that month, plus whatever else sounds fun, like shout-outs to other blogs, Comment of the Month and who knows?

If this interests you, please join Debuts & Reviews using the Join this Site button to the right —>.

If you have already joined, please indicate whether or not you would like to receive the newsletter, also to the right. Heck, everything’s to the right.

UPDATE: The poll was a bit premature, so I took it down.


Up early next week: an epic fantasy debut. After that, I’m not sure what I want to read (other than a certain fiction magazine), the second volume in a recent epic fantasy debut, or the first volume in an intriguing mystery series.

Also up next week: an article for Blogcritics on why you should read debut novels.

And finally thank you, Graeme’s Fantasy Review for sending me so many visits with your recent shout-out!